What should I do? Free chicks!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsejody, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    As I have said in previous posts, I ordered 12 Black Jersey Giant eggs from Ideal. 4 hatched, and 1 wasn't a BJG. I e-mailed Ideal a picture of the mystery chick and asked if they could identify it. So far, they haven't, but they have offerred to send me 12 BJG chicks FREE OF CHARGE!!! OMG!! I didn't ask for that. I wasn't even complaining. I have 3 giants hatched and 10 in the bator. I only need a few. The rest I was going to give to 4H kids. I don't know if I can find enough 4H kids to take that many extra. But how do you turn down a deal like that? I am down to 6 adult chickens. I was going to add a few giants, 5 barred rock pullets (already ordered) and look for a few white leghorn pullets at an upcoming auction. What would I do with 12 extras!! What would you guys do?
     
  2. moonlitfarms

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    Are you crazy asking that question here?!?! [​IMG]
     
  3. Kaneke

    Kaneke Songster

    Quote:ditto -- you CANNOT have too many chickens ! what a deal ...
     
  4. chicks rule

    chicks rule Songster

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    You could go ahead and get them and then send them on to me??? [​IMG]
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * I'd take a hen as company for Chook-- Might end up with my picture on the post office wall, tho. . . . but, what the heck!!
     
  6. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:Hey, if you wanna come up for a visit, I'll give ya some!! Just bring that cute little thing in your avator!
     
  7. scgamecock

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    Have them shipped to an alternate address.Like maybe mine? [​IMG]
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Are they straight run? If so, you can eat the roos and keep all the girls in a sizable stock!
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *I have cousins coming down from NB @ the end of the month, HJ--- [​IMG]
     
  10. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I have a message in to the 4H office. If there are enough kids in the 4H poultry clubs that want them, I will have them sent. I would love to have them all but my coop is only about 12 x 20. They free range in the summer, but are closed up in the winter. I just don't like to have them crowded. I suppose I could sell them at the auction, but I would always worry about where they went.
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